Frequently asked questions

Here you can find the famous AndersGolfen Disc Golf promo video as well as the answers to frequently asked questions about using a disc golf course.

Question: How dangerous is playing disc golf?
Answer: In principle, disc golf is not dangerous. The risk of injury is no higher than that of a hike or walk.

Question: How great is the danger of being hit by a disc?
Answer: In principle, of course, there is this danger, but if the facility is used properly, it is not higher than the danger of being hit by a falling branch during a walk in the woods.

Dangers are already reduced to a minimum during the design of the course. In addition, the first rule of disc golf is consideration for people and nature. This is also pointed out on course boards that are installed on the course. Before throwing, each player must make sure that the course is clear. Experience shows that this works well in practice.

Question: How safe is a Disc Golf facility against vandalism?
Answer: The Disc Golf baskets are made of steel throughout. The individual parts are welded together in a stable manner. An adult person can easily stand on the chain ring or in the catch basket without bending these parts. The baskets are therefore very robust. However, if any parts are destroyed, they can be replaced individually.

Question: How large must the area be for the construction of a plant?
Answer: To determine the square footage, it is important to consider three things:

1. the terrain can be overgrown, hilly, and have lakes or buildings.
2. it does not have to be a contiguous terrain – paths or streams can cross.
3. the terrain remains usable for other purposes – e.g. parks or even agriculture.

For a mini-course with three baskets, for example, you can plan for an area of about 7,000 m2;. This corresponds to the area of an average football field. The average length of each lane is about 75 meters. The lane lengths are normally between approx. 45 m and up to 120 m. However, this will be adapted to the terrain characteristics during planning!

If we calculate now
6 course = approx. 15,000 m2;
9 course = approx. 20,000 m2;
12 course = approx. 30,000 m2;
18 course = approx. 60,000 m2;

When it comes to planning, there are no limits to your imagination – you will see that every conceivable terrain is included. And the most important thing is that there is no need to interfere with nature at all! So the tracks are adapted to the terrain structure.

Question: How many people can play at the same time on a course with 18 holes?
Answer: Depending on the nature of the course, groups of 4-5 people per lane are quite possible – that makes 72 to 90 players who can play at the same time. Such a round will then take about three hours. However, this is really only an option when organizing a tournament. In normal recreational use, it is more common to play one after the other and in groups of 3-4 players.

Question: How long does it take to install such a disc golf system?
Answer: The actual installation of the hardware is done in a few days. The completion of the entire facility – starting with the first inspection, up to the opening – can be done in the optimal case within approx. 3 months.

Question: What are the follow-up costs after the installation?
Answer: Once the facility is completed, it can be used for several years without any problems. Light landscape maintenance in the form of lawn mowing is necessary from time to time. However, this should not be confused with the maintenance of a ball golf course. Only when the grass is more than ankle high, the lawn mower is due, and then only the actual playing lanes. Because basically the search of the discs belongs to the Disc Golf.

The actual operation of a Disc Golf facility is much cheaper to maintain than one might imagine. A skate park or a playground are first of all much more expensive to buy, as well as to maintain. The advantage of Disc Golf, however, is that everyone – regardless of age – can use the facility. The game with the “disc” has fascinated young and old for many years!

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